Representative Paul Ryan:
Representative Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin on Monday blamed Democratic turnout in “urban areas” for the loss by the Republican presidential ticket last week, saying he was surprised that he and Mitt Romney did not do better in the nation’s big cities.And don't you think "urban areas" is code for something? And if so, what?
He goes on:
In the interview with the television station, Mr. Ryan said he did not think that the nation’s voters had rejected his long-standing ideas for how to restructure the nation’s budget and cut spending.So he thinks they won on ideas - and they'd have won if only those pesky voters in those pesky "urban areas" didn't vote the way he wanted them to!
“I don’t think we lost it on those budget issues, especially on Medicare — we clearly didn’t lose it on those issues,” he said.
And here's why they thought so - here's Governor Mitt Romney:
Mitt Romney said Wednesday that his loss to President Obama was due in large part to his rival's strategy of giving "gifts" during his first term to three groups that were pivotal in the results of last week's election: African Americans, Latinos and young voters.And then there's this guy from Maine:
"The Obama campaign was following the old playbook of giving a lot of stuff to groups that they hoped they could get to vote for them and be motivated to go out to the polls, specifically the African American community, the Hispanic community and young people," Romney told hundreds of donors during a telephone town hall Wednesday. "In each case they were very generous in what they gave to those groups."
Outgoing Maine Republican Party Chairman Charlie Webster plans to investigate claims that “dozens of black people” who were unfamiliar to municipal officials voted Nov. 6 in rural Maine towns.Dozens.
Given that Obama won Maine by about 107,000 votes, I am thinking that "dozens" of votes were not going to change the results in either direction (unless we're talking 9000 dozen) - even if it was true. But considering the source, it probably isn't.
Tells you alot about the groupthink over at the GOP.